The Long Room: play and eat together

*** Regretfully the Long Room is currently unavailable as a communal facility due to Covid-19 restrictions ***

Games Room

Open the door to the Long Room and inside you will find plenty to help you relax – or keep you busy. We have also included free Wi-Fi too. Perfect for entertaining everyone, whatever the weather.

The Long Room is brimming full of games, maps and books for all ages to enjoy during your stay. Inside you will find:

  • Table football
  • Table tennis 
  •  Board games
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Books
  • Maps and guides
  • Information on local sites and activities

Group Dining

In addition, if you are visiting Wheeldon Trees Farm as a large group, you can use The Long Room as a communal dining room.

It comes complete with a fully fitted kitchen, with crockery, glasses and cooking equipment for up to 30 people.

And yes, it even has its own toilet!

Outside Catering

If you would like someone else to do the cooking, why not book one of these outside dining and external caterers for that extra special treat?

Green Pavilion Cafe

Gourmet Express

Heart of the Peak Catering

La Belle Assiette

Peak District Deli

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That's what I love to see,I noticed all my daffodils were starting to come through xx

And here's the recipe for Candied Citrus Sticks:

4-5 oranges or grapefruit (about 250-300g peel)
250g granulated sugar (recipe says 500g but I find 250g is fine)
200g good plain chocolate

Scrub the oranges and remove the peel in quarters with pith attached
Cut the peel into slices (about 3 or 4 per quarter)
Put slices into a large pan and cover with 2 litres of cold water.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 mins. Drain and return to pan with 1 litre of cold water.
Bring to the boil & simmer covered for 45 mins.
Add the sugar and stir until dissolved (a few seconds!).
Simmer covered for 30 mins. Remove from heat and leave to stand for 24 hrs.
Bring pan to the boil again and boil gently, uncovered, for 30 mins or until all the liquid has evaporated and the sticks are coated with
bubbling syrup.
Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Drain using a sieve, keeping any remaining syrup for future use.
Place sticks on a wire rack with a tray underneath and place in a warm oven (approx 60 degrees/Gas Mark 1/8) for 2-3 hours to dry.
I use a dessicator and leave the sticks until dry: 5-6 hours or more.
Break the chocolate into pieces, put in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water and leave until melted. Remove from the heat.
Dip 3/4 of each stick in the melted chocolate and place on greaseproof paper to dry.
Before dipping, the sticks will keep for 3-4 months. Once they have their chocolate coating, they are best eaten within 2 or 3 weeks but they never last that long in our house !

Taken from River Cottage Handbook No.2 Preserves, by Pam Corbin with my comments in italics.
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And heres the recipe for Candied Citrus Sticks:

4-5 oranges or grapefruit (about 250-300g peel)
250g granulated sugar (recipe says 500g but I find 250g is fine)
200g good plain chocolate

Scrub the oranges and remove the peel in quarters with pith attached
Cut the peel into slices (about 3 or 4 per quarter)
Put slices into a large pan and cover with 2 litres of cold water. 
Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 mins. Drain and return to pan with 1 litre of cold water. 
Bring to the boil & simmer covered for 45 mins. 
Add the sugar and stir until dissolved (a few seconds!). 
Simmer covered for 30 mins. Remove from heat and leave to stand for 24 hrs.
Bring pan to the boil again and boil gently, uncovered, for 30 mins or until all the liquid has evaporated and the sticks are coated with 
bubbling syrup.
Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. 
Drain using a sieve, keeping any remaining syrup for future use.
Place sticks on a wire rack with a tray underneath and place in a warm oven (approx 60 degrees/Gas Mark 1/8) for 2-3 hours to dry.
I use a dessicator and leave the sticks until dry: 5-6 hours or more.
Break the chocolate into pieces, put in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water and leave until melted. Remove from the heat. 
Dip 3/4 of each stick in the melted chocolate and place on greaseproof paper to dry.
Before dipping, the sticks will keep for 3-4 months. Once they have their chocolate coating, they are best eaten within 2 or 3 weeks but they never last that long in our house !

Taken from River Cottage Handbook No.2 Preserves, by Pam Corbin with my comments in italics.

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Definitely going to try these my favourite things, oranges and dark chocolate 😋 thank you for recipe

Going for this next Sunday. Thanks 🙏

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